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Pimento is an ingredient used in Indian cooking
Other Names:  
Allspice

Description:  
Pimentos are a small, round, red pepper with a sweet flavor and very mild heat. Pimento got the name 'allspice' because of its smell, which is a mixture of nutmeg, cinnamon and clove.  Pimentos are also known as cherry peppers, because of their red color and round shape. 

Commonly used in
Its mixture (paste) is being used to rub, and to marinate chicken, fish, and meats, in preparation of soups, barbecue sauces, pickling and as a main ingredient in variety of curry powders, for chicken curries, meat and rice dishes. Pimento stuffed with olives are traditionally used for garnishing martinis. Pimentos are also used in making pimento cheese and pimento loaf. It also used in liquors in many Caribbean countries.

Health Benefits:  
Pimentos are good to soothe indigestion, to relieve muscle aches and pains, joint pain and arthritis, and to treat bruises, as a dietary supplement for stomach ache, colic, diahrrea, vomiiting, dispepsia, poor appetite, aromatic, fatigue, nervous exhaustion, hysterical paroxyms, depression, neuralgia, convulsions, menstrual cramping, heavy menstrual bleeding, fever, colds, flu, chest infections, rheumatism, diabetes, fungal infections, tooth and gum pain.

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